Gabriele Muccino, the Italian helmer and Will Smith collaborator, will direct What I Know About Love, a film described as a modern-day Kramer vs. Kramer.
The Hollywood Reporter says that like the 1970s custody saga, “Love” will seek to explore the wounds of divorce and single parenthood.
“It’s the story of a family’s collapse, but with the complexity that relationships have today,” Muccino said. “It’s a different world now, one that I think is more open and more destructive somehow.”
Muccino will write “Love” with Sex and the City screenwriter Liz Tuccillo, with whom he collaborated on his latest project, the Mediaset-produced Four Single Fathers.
The project potentially also could involve Overbrook Entertainment, Smith and James Lassiter’s Columbia-set production company with which Muccino made his two most recent films, The Pursuit of Happyness and the upcoming Seven Pounds, both of which star Smith.